Academic Calendar: Preparatory School

August - December 2021

August 2021

Sunday, August 15
Chamber Music auditions due

Friday, August 20
Seating Auditions Due
Room Requests Due

September 2021

Friday, September 10
MYWEs and Friday Baroque Ensemble begins

Saturday, September 11
Fall Semester begins

Large Ensembles begin
Classical Classes begin

Piano Seminars begin

Saturday, September 18
Chamber Music begins

Saturday, September 25

October 2021

Saturday, October 2
Jazz Classes and Small Jazz ensembles begin

Saturday, October 9

Saturday, October 16
Woodwind Workshop 12pm
Piano Workshops 12pm

Saturday, October 23
String Workshops 12pm and 4pm
Woodwind Recital 12pm
Piano Recitals 12pm

YPO Concert, 5pm

Saturday, October 30
String Recitals 12pm and 4pm
Piano Workshops Brass Workshop
YS Concert, 5pm

November 2021

Saturday, November 6
String Workshops 12pm and 4pm
Piano Recitals 12pm Brass Recital 12pm

Sunday, November 13
String Recitals 12pm and 4pm
Piano Workshops Woodwind Workshop 12pm
Voice Workshop 1pm

Saturday, November 20
YRO Concert 12pm
Piano Recital 12pm
Woodwind Recital 12pm
Voice Recital 1pm

Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28 
Thanksgiving Vacation  No Events, Classes, Lessons, or Rehearsals

Tuesday, November 30
Theory classes resume

December 2021

Saturday, December 4
String Workshop 12pm and 4pm
YBE Concert Time TBD

Saturday, December 11
String Recital 12pm and 4pm
Piano Workshop 12pm
Voice Workshop 4pm
Brass workshop 12pm
YPO Concert 5pm

Saturday, December 18
Piano Recital 12pm
Voice Recital 4pm
Brass Recital 12pm
YS Concert 5pm

Sunday, December 19
Chamber Music Festival

Thursday, December 23 – Monday, January 3
Winter Vacations  No Prep classes, lessons, or rehearsals

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January - June 2022

January 2022

Tuesday, January 4
Prep Office reopens

Friday, January 7 - Saturday, January 8
No Prep - Theory Classes will not meet


Friday, January 7
Progress and Class Reports due

Friday, January 14 - Saturday, January 15
Prep resumes - All classes, lessons and rehearsals resume

Friday, January 22

Saturday, January 29

February 2022

Saturday, February 5

Saturday, February 12
No Prep - Classes, lessons, or rehearsals will not meet

Saturday, February 19
Prep resumes - All classes, lessons and rehearsals resume

Saturday, February 26

March 2022

Saturday, March 5

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, March 19

Saturday, March 26

April 2022

Saturday, April 2

Saturday, April 9

Saturday, April 16
No Prep - Classes, lessons, or rehearsals will not meet

Saturday, April 23
Piano Workshop

Saturday, April 30
NEC Gala Day - Some classes may take place virtually this day because of the Gala (TBD)

May 2022

Saturday, May 7

Saturday, May 14 

Sunday, May 15
Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, May 21
Large Ensembles will meet
Classical and Jazz Evaluations


Saturday, May 28
No Prep


June 2022

Saturday, June 4
Prep Commencement